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    Searched, but didn't find a thread for this.

    Let's start with a render. Not sure if this is the latest.



    Now an up to date article;



    Article can be found at http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...-wins-approval

    Huge West 57th St. apt. building wins approval

    City Planning Commission gives thumbs up to 1,189-unit project near the Hudson River on West 57th Street. Unanimous vote follows pattern set earlier this month with the green lighting of the huge Domino Sugar-site redevelopment in Williamsburg.


    Joe Anuta
    Published: March 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm
    The City Planning Commission gave the go-ahead Monday afternoon for developer TF Cornerstone’s massive residential project at 606 West 57th St. The commission did so by unanimously approving a rezoning of the site to allow a larger building to be contructed. In doing so the commission followed the precedent it set earlier this month with its approval of the Domino Sugar refinery project on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront. In both cases the yes vote was tied to the developer’s commitment to maximize affordable housing.
    “This rezoning, if enacted, substantially increases the value of this development site, and as I have said before, we want to ensure that the public can share in the increased value through the provision of affordable housing,” Planning Commission Chair Carl Weisbrod said before voting in favor of the development, which now moves to the City Council.
    The 1.9-acre complex is slated to contain 1,189 units, of which 237 would be permanently affordable. The project will also include 42,000 square feet of commercial or community facility space. To allow the project to go forward TF Cornerstone is seeking city approval on a number of zoning changes on the four parcels that make up the plot.
    During the public review process, former Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, now city comptroller, lauded the project’s contribution to the revitalization of the West Side. But he took issue with TF Cornerstone’s request to exempt some commercial or community-facility square footage that might be built from the total, a move that would lessen the number of affordable units required.
    Similar applications have been granted in the past, but Monday’s decision—along with a similar conclusion reached with Two Trees Management Co.’s application for its 2.9 million Domino Sugar Project earlier this month—signals a wider shift in policy, where such exemptions for commercial space will no longer be allowed for large residential projects.
    “Where the predominant portion of the development is housing, for the most part, we are going to be looking at the entire development,” Mr. Weisbrod told Crain’s following the approval of the Domino Sugar refinery project. On the other hand ground-floor, non-residential space is always exempted from calculations of how much inclusionary housing is required in city programs that grant the right to build bigger projects in return for their including more affordable units.
    The proposal now heads to the City Council. City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, D-Manhattan, is the local representative who will likely lead any further negotiations with TF Cornerstone.
    “Following today’s vote, we look forward to working with the members of the City Council to build market rate and affordable housing units—along with commercial space—in one of the most up-and-coming areas of Manhattan,” a spokesperson for the developer said.


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    That clunky Tetris assemblage is interesting in its own right, but aside from general east-west massing, it's the antithesis to the sweeping, graceful curve of the residential building rising across the street.

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    It looks very fussy.

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    Mentioned in the 57th Street Rising: Development Boom thread.

    And the New Durst Fetner Building thread.

    Covered by Curbed last year:

    TF Cornerstone's Colossal West 57th Street Building, Revealed!

    November 11, 2013, by Jessica Dailey



    The last visual we had of TF Cornerstone's huge development coming to 606 West 57th Street was a small little thing buried in a Wall Street Journal article. But now New York YIMBY unearthed the project's Environmental Impact Statement, which has many more looks at the massive property, which will have 1,189 units and be the city's largest residential building. Designed by Arquitectonica Architects, the Tetris-like building, as NY YIMBY says, proves "the cantilever craze is now at full throttle." In addition to the apartments, twenty percent of which will be affordable (thanks to semi-controversial tax abatements), there will be 42,000-square-feet of ground floor retail space, plus a 500-car garage.













    The EIS lays out two plans for the site, the first of which is outlined above. Plan B calls for less residences (848 units) with a 285-room hotel, more than 60,000 additional square feet of retail, and medical offices. The site, located across the street from BIG's pyramid of fun, is currently occupied by low-rise buildings that will be demolished. But before any work starts, the project must go through the lengthy public review process known as ULURP.

    Revealed: TF Cornerstone's 606 West 57th Street [NY YIMBY]
    606 West 57th Street EIS [nyc.gov]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/1...g_revealed.php

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    Regardless of height.... design is, is.... <YAAAWN!>

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    As a non-architect, is it ok that I think this building is a mess and would rather 2 separate, slimmer buildings?

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    The NIMBY acronym has been revealed - CFROWSDWED (CROWDED)

    Source: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2014...st-57th-street

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    New Rendering of Massive West 57th Street Building Revealed

    April 1, 2015, by Jeremiah Budin



    A new rendering for 606 West 57th Street, the colossal development from TF Cornerstone that will become Manhattan's second-largest residential building upon its completion, appeared on NY YIMBY last night. While the design does not appear to have changed much, if at all, since the first rendering came out, this one is notable in that it gives a better of just how huge this thing is going to be. The six-story brick buildings on the lower left are completely dwarfed, and even the larger structures on the right look like mere toys next to the 1.2 million square feet of glass. 606 West 57th Street will contain 1,028 apartments and is expected to be completed in 2017.



    New Look: TF Cornerstone's 606 West 57th Street [NY YIMBY]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2015/0...g_revealed.php

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    Default Construction Ramps Up on Far West Side Mega-Rental at the Foot of Bjarke’s Ski Slope

    Construction Ramps Up on Far West Side Mega-Rental at the Foot of Bjarke’s Ski Slope
    By Ondel Hylton
    August 25, 2015
    http://www.6sqft.com/construction-ra...kes-ski-slope/

    Site excavation continues on TF Cornerstone‘s (TFC) mammoth 42-story rental development at 606 West 57th Street between Eleventh Avenue and the West Side Highway.
    Midtown’s 57th Street has become synonymous with superlative titles, with the tallest, the thinnest, most expensive, and, arguably, some of the most exciting high-rises the city has seen in decades. At the far west end of the two-mile thoroughfare, TFC has joined in on the megalomania with a 1,028-unit, 1.2 million-square-foot rental building that will become the second largest apartment building in the city after Moinian‘s SKY project a few blocks south.










    More info and images in the post here.

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    Walking around his neighborhood, it's still as ugly as it was before all this development began.

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    A quick clip of the current site condition


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    I was by this site earlier this week and it looks like not a lot has changed.

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